Custom Home 6,000 to 6,999 s.f.

Neal Prince Studio
Greenville, S.C.

Project Name: Paw Paw Point (Smith Residence)
Location: Sunset, S.C.
Size: (finished) 6,159 sq. ft.
Size (unfinished): 2,163 sq. ft. (1,088 porches;
1,075 basement/mechanical)
Homeowner’s occupation: Telecommunications industry
Photos: Edie Ellison, Accent Photography


Sited on the cusp of a lakefront knob, this shingle-style home anchors a location where dramatic open-water views across the expanse of Lake Keowee cede to the sheltering enclosure of a tranquil cove. The home is divided among three floors arranged to frame views from each living space. Inside, five bedroom suites, an open great room, kitchen, game room and observatory accommodate comfortable family gatherings at various scales. Fireplace-equipped screened porches are connected by a covered promenade and encourage outdoor living. The narrow, sloping and irregularly shaped lakefront site imposed many restrictions on the home given its sizable building program. Once the lakefront setback requirement was taken into account, only a sliver of land remained. To fulfill the owners’ wishes, the home ultimately would have at least seven points where it touches the various setback lines. The resulting building form, materials and details work within the setting, taking advantage of topography and site features that marry the house with its natural surroundings.

Judges’ Comments:
“Nice attention to detail to layout, works well for a lake house.”




Roofing: Tru Slate

Engineered woods: Weyerhaeuser

Structural panels: Weyerhaeuser

Framing: Weyerhaeuser Southern Yellow Pine

Siding: Cedar Shingle

Brick/stone/stucco: Natural Tennessee Field Stone (roughly squared)

Doors: Eagle + Accent Architectural Millwork (Front Door)

Garage doors Carolina Garage Doors

Windows: Eagle

Insulation: Certainteed

HVAC: Carrier

Other: Superior Clay Chimney Pots, Copper Gutters



Doors: Sun Mountain

Locksets and hardware: Rocky Mountain

Tile: Various, including natural crab-orchard stone

Flooring: Engineered Cherry

Lighting: Various Sources

Fireplaces: Site-built masonry

Elevator: Vertical Solutions



Cabinets: Americraft Custom Cabinets

Countertops: Natural Granite

Sinks: Elkay

Faucets: Grohe

Range: Thermador

Exhaust hood: Thermador

Ovens: Thermador

Refrigerator/Freezer: Electrolux Icon

Wine storage: Americraft Custom Cabinets + Vinotemp Room Conditioner

Dishwashers: Bosch

Microwave oven: Thermador



Cabinets: Americraft Custom Cabinets

Countertops: Natural

Tubs: Aquatic Air Bath, American Standard and Others

Showers: Grohe

Toilets: Toto

Faucets: Grohe and others

Sinks: St. Thomas Creations and Others

Spa/sauna: Finladia

Washer/dryer: Frigidaire



Home control system: Fusion Technology

Lighting control: Fusion Technology

Structured wiring: Fusion Technology

Security system: Fusion Technology

Media server: Fusion Technology



Decking: natural crab orchard stone

Fireplaces: Site-built masonry

Grill: Thermador